Free Wi-Fi doesn’t have to stop once you leave your local coffee shop! You can now get it on the go. And if you need some incentive to ditch your Uber for a cab, Vv Magazine’s Aly Zorn has one.
TIFF time is go time, and while you’re running about the city from event to event, you’re most likely sharing it on social media – be it Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat. We have nothing against obsessive sharing or celeb addictions, that is up until the moment you receive a text stating 90% of your data plan has ALREADY been used.
Before you let the #fomo and fear of being unconnected set in, take a deep breath because the good people at TELUS and Co-op Cabs just launched WiFi-enabled cabs. Starting September 12th, riders won’t have to worry about using their data, no matter what carrier they are with.
The partnership is the first of its kind in the GTA, with the entire Co-op Cab and Crown fleet, about 900 cars, set to be WiFi-enabled by the end of the year. To access the WiFi, Torontonians simply have to keep their eyes peeled for vehicles with the TELUS logo and once in the cab, a splash page will pop-up on your mobile device, allowing you to connect to the network with your email address.
So whether you’re TIFF-ing, just a plain ol’ cell phone addict, or still going hard on the Pokemon GO grind, post and share carefree and cost-free while you’re cabbing it through the 6ix. The partnership between TELUS and Co-op cabs is slotted to run for at least a year but we’re hoping it becomes a regular thing.
Will you take more cabs now that Co-op is offering free wifi? Let Vv Magazine know in the comments below, or tweet us @ViewtheVibe.